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Grace-Ellen Beaulieu and her mother, Farren Beaulieu, were tossing and turning early Sunday morning, struggling to sleep in their crowded single bedroom in Yellowknife. In their sleeplessness, they spotted a glint of fire in the adjacent apartment window. Upon investigation they realized a vehicle in the parking lot outside the building was engulfed in flames. It was quick-thinking eight-year-old Grace-Ellen who jumped into action. "I just felt scared so I just snatched my mom's phone and called
A health official in New York State says hundreds of people could be infected with the polio virus.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Scott Perry said his cellphone was seized Tuesday morning by FBI agents carrying a search warrant. The circumstances surrounding the seizure were not immediately known. Perry, though, has been a figure in the congressional investigation into President Donald Trump’s actions leading up to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection. Former senior Justice Department officials have testified that Perry, a Pennsylvania Republican, had “an important role” in Trump’s effort to t
OTTAWA — Canadian aid agencies are warning that the world food crisis, made worse by the war in Ukraine, is leading to a rise in underage girls being forced into marriage. Plan International Canada says it has seen a worrying increase in the number of teenage girls in the developing world being forced into marriage because their families cannot afford to feed them. The agency says 12 million girls under the age of 18 become child brides each year, forcing them to abandon school while putting the
Fans in Toronto paid tribute to the work Serena Williams has done for women and people of colour, following the tennis superstar's announcement that she would be retiring after the U.S. Open in September.
Parents shopping for back-to-school supplies on Monday were split on whether masks would be part of their children's outfits again this fall, as the province confirmed their use will remain voluntary. In an email to CBC News on Monday, Ontario's Education Ministry said most health and safety requirements for the upcoming school year will remain unchanged from the end of the 2021-22 school year, including the voluntary use of masks. The ministry said medical experts were consulted while preparing
The Yukon men's soccer team beat Nova Scotia 3-0 in a match at the Canada Summer Games on Monday. It was the first time the team had won against a provincial opponent. Ashton Bryant, the team's captain for the game against Nova Scotia, said they didn't know much about the team going into the game. "Everyone had a little bit of nerves," he said. "But I think everyone was really excited." Bryant said his team "definitely had the highest majority of possession" during the first half of the game, an
More than 52,000 Christmas lights will shine again in Riverview, after the theft of a huge amount of underground copper wire this summer. The council in the New Brunswick town has voted to continue with the Light Up Riverview display after the theft — involving 3,600 metres of underground copper wire and 46 electrical boxes — prompted town staff to review its future. The repair work is expected to cost more than $58,000. "It is a staggering figure to absorb," David Shea, Riverview's director of
The emergencies ministry in the Russian-backed self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic said a shell had hit an ammonia line late at night, sparking a fire that at one point covered 600 square metres (6,500 square feet). Reuters pictures from the scene showed flames lighting the sky above one part of the city as well as firefighters donning masks.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear said Tuesday he will be relentless in pushing for federal assistance in flood-ravaged eastern Kentucky, insisting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has “to get it right” by broadly supporting residents trying to rebuild their lives. A day after President Joe Biden said the nation has an obligation to help all its people as he visited the stricken Appalachian region, Kentucky's Democratic governor said the devastation is so extensive that it will
Wall Street surged on Wednesday, putting the Nasdaq more than 20% above its June low, after U.S. inflation slowed more than expected in July and raised hopes the Federal Reserve will become less aggressive on interest rates hikes. A sharp drop in the cost of gasoline helped the U.S. Consumer Price Index stay flat last month after advancing 1.3% in June, the Labor Department said. The rally came in the wake of the first notable sign of relief for Americans who have watched inflation steadily climb.
The yam is a versatile staple of life for so many Africans, but climate change is hurting the yield. A genome sequencing project is underway to help toughen up this humble tuber.
About 5,000 NB Power customers were without power Thursday morning, as of 1:20 a.m. AT. That's down from a high of almost 50,000 customers earlier Wednesday. The remaining outages are mostly in the Moncton area. The outage was caused by a tree falling on a transmission line, NB Power spokesperson Dominique Couture said in an email to CBC News. Couture said the first report of an outage came in at 8:45 p.m. Earlier, NB Power estimated most customers would have power restored by 1 a.m. Thursday.
The Liberal government is committed to its promise of delivering on a national dental care program, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Tuesday, though she noted that creating new government programs can be complicated. Asked about concerns voiced by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh about the government's ability to introduce the dental program, Freeland said it was one of the government's pledges in its last budget. "When it comes to dental care, we made a clear commitment in the budget to pro
The threatening moves were prompted by a visit to Taiwan last week by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chinese authorities say.View on euronews
P.E.I.'s fall lobster season will open at 6 a.m. Thursday, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has confirmed. The season in Lobster Fishing Area (LFA) 25 had been slated to run Aug. 9 to Oct. 10, but DFO officials announced Monday the opening had been delayed due to poor weather conditions. The season will now close on Oct. 12. There are about 220 licensed fishers in LFA 25. DFO officials are reminding those taking part to be careful when navigating on opening day because boats will be loaded
A London, Ont.-based trans activist who's popular on the online platform Twitch says she fears for her life after police officers arrested her at gunpoint and took seriously a threat sent by someone trying to put her life in danger. Clara Sorrenti, 28, says she was the victim of swatting — a practice involving someone calling in a threat to police, resulting in armed officers being sent to another person's home or work. "The work I do is important and people thank me for doing it every day," Sor
VANCOUVER — Hootsuite Inc. says it will lay off 30 per cent of its staff as part of a global restructuring. The Vancouver-based social media business did not say what triggered the job cuts, but tech companies as large as Shopify, Netflix and Clearco have conducted similar layoffs in recent weeks as investor interest in tech stocks has faded. Hootsuite CEO Tom Keiser says the move will help the company once considered a darling in Canada's tech scene to realign itself with strategies that can ma
The pediatric service suspension at the Chaleur Regional Hospital has been extended a second time. The temporary suspension first announced on July 29 was supposed to end on Aug. 3. But because of the continued shortage of nurses, the suspension was extended until Wednesday. Now services won't be available for another five days, according to a news release from the Vitalité Health Network. Services for sick children won't return to the hospital until Aug. 15 at 8 a.m., the release says. "This su
The torrid increase in the cost of living showed signs of finally easing last month, with the U.S. inflation rate cooling to 8.5 per cent. The U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics reported Wednesday that the annual inflation rate eased from a 40-year high of 9.1 per cent in June to 8.5 in July. Economists had been expected the rate to ease off, but the 8.5 per cent figure was softer than the 8.7 per cent they were expecting. "The July CPI report might be the first clear indication that consumers are